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State Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday March 08, 2020 ( 82 items )  

100+ School Districts Call for Pa. Gov. Wolf's Charter Reforms
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 6 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Leaders of more than 100 school districts across Pennsylvania have called on the legislature to enact Governor Tom Wolf's proposed Charter School Law reforms. These changes would allow school districts to reinvest an additional $280 million into their classrooms while ensuring charter schools are held accountable for the quality of education they provide. "Every child in Pennsylvania deserves  more

Acritas Names 23 Faegre Drinker 'Star' Attorneys
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 7 -- Drinker Biddle and Reath, a law firm, issued the following news: Twenty-three Faegre Drinker attorneys have been named as stand-out talent in the 2020 Acritas Stars directory. Acritas Stars are selected based solely on analysis of more than 8,000 client interviews, with corresponding law firm data showing that stand-out lawyers substantially improve client satisfaction, increase client advocacy, strengthen the brand and enhance engagement. Those selecte  more

Andrew Holter Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits
WASHINGTON, March 5 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. 2020 Pennsylvania house candidate Andrew Holter (district 118), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term L  more

Baltimore County Public Schools: Towson High Educator Earns Teacher to Teacher Award From Middle States Council for Social Studies
TOWSON, Maryland, March 5 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release: Randi Jones, a social studies teacher at Towson High School, has been honored with the Teacher to Teacher Award from the Middle States Council for Social Studies. The award, which comes with a $150 prize, was presented during the Middle States Council's conference held Feb. 28 and 29 at Sheraton Baltimore North. The Middle States Council brings together social studies teachers and administrators fro  more

Brazilian Craft Brewer Moves to Metal Packaging in Partnership With Crown
YARDLEY, Pennsylvania, March 6 -- Crown Holdings, a supplier of metal packaging products, issued the following news release: Aiming to appeal to local consumers and increase its brand presence, Brazil-based craft beer brand Bierland has converted 100% of its product portfolio to be packaged in beverage cans in collaboration with Crown Embalagens Metalicas da Amazonia S.A., a subsidiary of Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCK) (Crown) (www.crowncork.com). With this format transition, the craft brewer   more

Carnegie Mellon University: Computing at Edges of Earth -- Beyond
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, March 7 -- Carnegie Mellon University issued the following news on March 5: Smaller than a playing card, a ChipSat is a tiny new type of satellite, equipped to sense its environment, compute and communicate. A 1.5x1.5x0.4 centimeter ChipSat costs about $50 to make -- compared to thousands of dollars for an already small, but more widespread 10x10x10 cm CubeSat. Their small size and low cost make it possible to fly swarms of hundreds or thousands of ChipSats in Earth's   more

Carnegie Mellon University: Future of Human Healing Lies in Brain of Starfish
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, March 7 -- Carnegie Mellon University issued the following news: The incredible benefits of stem cell therapy have been widely known for decades. It can alleviate the pain of arthritis and help patients heal exponentially faster after surgery. But stem cell therapies are prohibitively expensive ranging between $100,000 to $200,000 per patient. Because of the cost, these life-changing treatments are far out of range of the vast majority of those who need them. But thank  more

Comcast and Ciena Achieve 600G Milestone Across 1,600-Kilometer Connection
HANOVER, Maryland, March 3 -- Ciena issued the following news release on March 2: With the number of 4K content, gaming and augmented and virtual reality applications continuing to increase, Comcast is advancing its network to provide better immersive digital experiences to millions of customers. Employing Ciena's (NYSE: CIEN) WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e) and flexible grid technology, Comcast recently conducted the world's first long-distance 600Gbps single wavelength pilot deployment, which carr  more

Deal Tax Lawyer Daniel Carmody Rejoins Morgan Lewis From PwC
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 3 -- Morgan Lewis, a law firm, issued the following news release: Daniel Carmody, a seasoned tax lawyer with wide-ranging partnership planning and structuring experience, has rejoined Morgan Lewis as a partner. Dan returns to Morgan Lewis from PwC, where since 2015 he served in the Washington National Tax Services practice. Dan advises clients on tax matters involving domestic and international transactions, focusing on structuring partnerships, limited liabil  more

Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission: Biennial Inspections to Begin at Non-Toll Bridges
YARDLEY, Pennsylvania, March 7 -- Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission issued the following news release: Motorists might occasionally encounter brief travel delays during off-peak hours this spring at the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission's 10 non-toll vehicular river crossings bridges. The Commission will be conducting biennial inspections of its 12 non-toll bridges this spring, two of which are pedestrian-only crossings. Findings from bridge inspections help the Commission   more

Delaware Valley University Appoints New Vice President for Enrollment Management
DOYLESTOWN, Pennsylvania, March 1 -- Delaware Valley University issued the following news: Kathryn M. Payne, a veteran higher-education admission and financial aid professional, will join Delaware Valley University as vice president for enrollment management (VPEM), effective April 8. Payne comes to DelVal from La Salle University, where she has spent the last 25 years in a series of positions of increasing responsibility, most recently serving as assistant vice president of enrollment service  more

Dentons Cohen & Grigsby Adds Two Experienced Litigators to the New Expanded Platform
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, March 4 -- Dentons, a law firm, issued the following news release: Dentons Cohen & Grigsby announced that litigators, Samuel W. Braver and Deborah A. Little, have joined the Firm's Commercial Litigation Group. Braver and Little, both licensed in Pennsylvania and Florida, are recognized for their decades of litigation success in sophisticated estate & trust, intellectual property, and in products liability matters. Braver, a highly successful trial lawyer, has represe  more

DeSales University Offers Unique New Course in Hostage Negotiations
CENTER VALLEY, Pennsylvania, Feb. 24 -- DeSales University issued the following news: DeSales University's Center for Homeland Security is rolling out a unique new course designed to help law enforcement deal with hostage situations. Hostage Negotiations is the only course of its kind in the region. It's offered through the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MCJ) program's Online Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Investigations. The course will focus on the way  more

Designing Plastic to Break Down in Ocean Is Possible, But Is It Practical?
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa., March 3 -- Pennsylvania State University's New Kensington Campus issued the following news: * * * - Penn State New Kensington researchers use machine learning to investigate how plastics will hold up in the ocean * * * Creating plastic containers that easily degrade in sea water would be a dream solution to the growing problem of plastic waste in the ocean, but a team of Penn State New Kensington researchers suggest that, at least for now, recycling and finding plastic a  more

Eight Reed Smith Lawyers Named to Texas Rising Stars List
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, March 7 -- Reed Smith, a law firm, issued the following news release: Reed Smith announced that eight of its lawyers have been included in Super Lawyers' 2020 list of Texas Rising Stars. The firm also congratulates Chauncey Lane and Rachel Thompson for making the list for the first time this year. Reed Smith lawyers added to Super Lawyer's 2020 Texas Rising Stars list are: Austin * Benjamin Koplin, Partner, Health Care Dallas * Clark Donat, Counsel, Business Liti  more

Faegre Drinker Adds Former In-House Leader X. Christina Huang to Firm's IP Practice in Minneapolis
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 7 -- Drinker Biddle and Reath, a law firm, issued the following news: Faegre Drinker announced that X. Christina Huang has joined the firm's Minneapolis office as counsel in the Intellectual Property Group. Huang comes to the firm after more than 20 years working for 3M Company in both the lab and legal departments and serving as primary IP counsel for 3M's global divisions in the last seven years. Huang's practice is focused on helping clients define and deve  more

Fifty-Nine Reed Smith Lawyers Named Acritas Stars
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, March 3 -- Reed Smith, a law firm, issued the following news release: Fifty-nine Reed Smith lawyers have been named as Acritas Stars and will be included in a database of stand-out lawyers. Analysis of more than 8,200 client interviews and corresponding law for data has shown that stand-out lawyers substantially improve client satisfaction, increase client advocacy, grow share of wallet, strengthen brand, enhance people engagement, and increase profits per partners.   more

First Lady Frances Wolf Unveils New Art Exhibit at the Governor's Residence
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 4 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release on March 3: First Lady Frances Wolf has unveiled "Bill Hutson: Selections from the Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College," a new collection of art on display at the Pennsylvania Governor's Residence in Harrisburg throughout the spring and summer. In the works chosen for this exhibition, Hutson masterfully creates depth and space in a two-dimensional study, preparing to translate  more

Fisher Phillips Adds Seasoned Employment Litigator in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 4 -- Fisher Phillips, a law firm, issued the following news: * * * - Edward Winsman Joins Growing Employee Defections and Trade Secrets Practice Group * * * Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm representing employers, announces the addition of Edward G. Winsman as Of Counsel in the firm's Philadelphia office. Edward represents employers in litigation before state and federal courts across the country involving allegations of misappropri  more

Fox Chase Cancer Center Educates Individuals on Colorectal Cancer and the Importance of Colorectal Screening
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 3 -- The Fox Chase Cancer Center issued the following news release: March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Fox Chase Cancer Center encourages men and women to schedule their colorectal cancer screening. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). In 2019, the ACS estimated 104,610 new cases of colon cancer and 43  more

Fox Chase Cancer Center: Carolyn Fang Elected Fellow to the Society of Behavioral Medicine
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 7 -- The Fox Chase Cancer Center issued the following news release: Carolyn Fang, PhD, a researcher at Fox Chase Cancer Center, has been elected as a fellow to the Society of Behavioral Medicine, a multidisciplinary organization of behavioral and biomedical researchers and clinicians. "I am honored and thrilled to be elected as a fellow, and I look forward to continuing my work at the intersection of behavioral medicine and cancer research," said Fang, a profe  more

Fox Represents Fintech Company in Acquisition of Investment Operations Firm
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 4 -- Fox Rothschild, a law firm, issued the following news release: Fox Rothschild LLP Partner Kevin M. Granahan represented STP Investment Services, LLC, a leading provider of investment operations outsourcing, fund services and financial technology solutions, in its acquisition of Accusource, LLC, an Exton-based investment operations firm. STP provides innovative and technology-driven middle and back office solutions focused on reporting and data management   more

Fox's Raleigh Office Continues Expansion With Addition of Deana Labriola and Jerry Sayre
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 6 -- Fox Rothschild, a law firm, issued the following news release: Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to welcome Deana A. Labriola and Jeremy "Jerry" R. Sayre in Raleigh as partners in the firm's Corporate and Labor & Employment Departments, respectively. "As we continue to broaden our presence and service capabilities in the Triangle, we are thrilled to welcome Deana and Jerry to our team," said Matthew Nis Leerberg, the firm's Raleigh office managing partner. "B  more

Georgia Institute of Technology: Botchwey Named Associate Dean in Professional Education
ATLANTA, Georgia, March 6 -- Georgia Institute of Technology issued the following news: Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) has named Nisha Botchwey, associate professor of city and regional planning in the College of Design and an adjunct professor in Emory University's School of Public Health, its new associate dean of academic programs. Botchwey was selected following a national search and will begin her new role on March 9. She holds a master's and Ph.D. in urban planning from the   more

Green Party: Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and the 2020 Olympics
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 3 -- The Green Party issued the following news release: * * * - The following is drawn from a Report to the National Committee, Green Party of the U.S. (GPUS) on February 17 by Tom Bailey, a member of the Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA), and Stephen Verchinski, a member of the Green Party of New Mexico. Both of the authors are elected delegates to the International Committee of the GPUS. * * * Members of the National Committee of Green Party of US (GPUS) ad  more

Grove City College: Alumni Develop New Technology for Viewing Cancer Cells
GROVE CITY, Pennsylvania, March 4 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The Grove City College issued the following news release: A pair of Grove City College alumni working at Duke University's Cancer Institute are part of a team that developed a new method to identify the spread of cancer cells before tumors have begun to grow. Dr. Joshua Snyder '04 and Peter Boone '15 are among the authors of a paper published by the journal Nature Communications in December 2019. Snyder, assistant professor of surgery a  more

Highmark Blue Shield, WellSpan Health Announce Plans for Collaboration to Improve Care, Lower Costs
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, March 6 -- Highmark, a health insurance company, issued the following news release: Highmark Blue Shield and WellSpan Health are working together to create long-term solutions to health care challenges in Central Pennsylvania. The two organizations have signed a letter of intent to leverage their strengths as the region's largest respective health insurer and integrated health system to better coordinate care for WellSpan Health patients who are also Highmark Blue Sh  more

II-VI Incorporated Introduces 400G CFP2-DCO Pluggable Transceivers for High-Speed Backbone Networks and Datacenter Interconnects
SAXONBURG, Pennsylvania, March 4 -- II-VI, a provider of micro-optics, issued the following news release: II-VI Incorporated (Nasdaq:IIVI), a leader in coherent optics, announced the introduction of the 400G CFP2-DCO, its first module to support high-performance 400 Gbps coherent transmission in a pluggable form factor for high-speed optical backbone networks and datacenter interconnects. The rapid growth in transmission capacity requirements in optical backbone networks and between hyperscale  more

II-VI Incorporated Unveils Industry's First IC-TROSA 64 Gbaud Coherent Optics Subassembly for 400ZR QSFP-DD Datacenter Interconnects
SAXONBURG, Pennsylvania, March 3 -- II-VI, a provider of micro-optics, issued the following news release: II-VI Incorporated (Nasdaq: IIVI), a leader in coherent optics, announced the introduction of its 64 Gbaud integrated coherent transmitter-receiver optical subassembly (IC-TROSA), the industry's first, for the 400ZR standard in datacenter interconnects. The rapid growth in transmission capacity requirements in optical backbone networks and between datacenters is driving the demand for next  more

II-VI Incorporated's 25 Gbps Wavelength-Tunable Transceivers for 5G Fronthaul Earn 2020 Lightwave Innovation Reviews High Score
SAXONBURG, Pennsylvania, March 5 -- II-VI, a provider of micro-optics, issued the following news release: II-VI Incorporated (Nasdaq: IIVI), a leading provider of components and modules for the 5G optical access infrastructure, announced that it will be honored for its 25 Gbps wavelength-tunable transceivers at the 2020 Lightwave Innovation Reviews awards reception to be held on March 9, 2020, at OFC. The global deployment of 5G wireless is accelerating the transition from 10 Gbps to 25 Gbps t  more

Independence Blue Cross: Blue Crew Volunteers Pack Books for Children in Recognition of Read Across America Day
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 6 -- Independence Blue Cross, a subsidiary of Independence Health Group, issued the following news release: Fifty Independence Blue Cross Blue Crew volunteers packed children's books in recognition of National Read Across America Day on March 2. Independence collaborated with United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Read by 4th, and People's Emergency Center on this project. The books will be distributed through People's Emergency Center's Ea  more

Jones Lang LaSalle Arranges $111 Million Loan for Pennsylvania Logistics Center
LOS ANGELES, California, March 4 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: * * * - Lehigh Valley location places it within a day's drive of 40% of the U.S. population * * * JLL Capital Markets announced that it has arranged $111 million in financing for Park 100 Logistics Center, a newly constructed 730,080-square-foot distribution facility and an adjacent 811,200-square-foot production facility that is under construction in the Lehigh Valley community of Allentown, Pennsylvan  more

La Salle University: Combatting Racism Through Faith, Education
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 3 -- La Salle University issued the following news release: * * * - Renowned Catholic social ethics scholar to visit La Salle during 2020 Mission and Heritage Month. * * * Does denouncing racism attack it at its root? Not always, said Fr. Bryan Massingale. That's especially true of the threat that it poses to the Catholic church. "This leads to deeper questions, such as 'How can I belong to this faith with integrity if I am not part of the process of making  more

Mich. State Rep. Reilly Introduces Plan to Give Property Owners More Options for 'No Trespassing' Markings
LANSING, Michigan, March 6 -- The Michigan House Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of State Rep. John Reilly: State Rep. John Reilly introduced a plan to provide Michiganders more options to protect their private property. The plan would allow property owners to use purple paint on trees or posts to designate "no trespassing" zones. "This is a simple change that would relieve landowners from constantly having to replace their posted signs, which tend to fall apart over t  more

Morgan Lewis Advises Artemis Capital in Sale of Adcole Maryland Aerospace
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, March 7 -- Morgan Lewis, a law firm, issued the following news release: Morgan Lewis represented Artemis Capital Partners in the sale by its portfolio company, Adcole Corp., of Adcole Maryland Aerospace (AMA) to AE Industrial Partners. AMA specializes in the design, manufacture, integration, test, and operation of spacecraft components and small satellites. AE Industrial Partners is a private equity firm specializing in aerospace, defense and government services, pow  more

Morgan Lewis Represents Meet Group in $500 Million Sale
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 6 -- Morgan Lewis, a law firm, issued the following news release: Morgan Lewis is representing The Meet Group in its approximately $500 million sale to ProSiebenSat.1 and General Atlantic's joint company, NuCom Group. The transaction, announced March 5, is expected to close in the second half of 2020 and is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. The Meet Group provides interactive livestreaming solutions designed to meet the univers  more

Morgan Lewis, Villanova Law Tackle 'Sports in Decade' at 9th Moorad Symposium
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 4 -- Morgan Lewis, a law firm, issued the following news release: Morgan Lewis is sponsoring the 2020 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law on April 3. The symposium, "Sports in the New Decade: The Olympics & More," will feature discussions on the Olympic Games, athletes and social media, and emerging sports leagues. Jeff Moorad, head of Morgan Lewis's global sports industry team, kicks off the ninth  more

Mount Aloysius College Selected as Best Value School
CRESSON, Pennsylvania, March 4 -- Mount Aloysius College issued the following news: Mount Aloysius College has been selected out of nearly 8,000 postsecondary schools as a recipient of the Best Value School award for 2020/2021. The award is issued by University Research & Review, a company dedicated to improving the process of how a student selects a postsecondary school. There is a rigorous selection process conducted by a committee of former college presidents, university CEOs, provosts, and   more

New Study by Fox Chase Researchers Indicates Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Does Not Expedite Breast Cancer Treatment
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 3 -- The Fox Chase Cancer Center issued the following news release: New research from Fox Chase Cancer Center indicates that starting chemotherapy before surgery does not expedite the start or completion of treatment for breast cancer as compared with performing surgery first, as some have previously believed. "Increasingly, patients are given chemotherapy before they have surgery, which is called neoadjuvant chemotherapy. This is done for breast cancers of ce  more

Pa. Department of Environmental Protection Approves Allegheny Mineral Mine 57 Permit
MEADVILLE, Pennsylvania, March 4 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has approved Allegheny Mineral Corporation's Surface Mine Permit No. 37160301, Mine 57, application for a large noncoal mining permit in Slippery Rock Township, Lawrence County. The permit will allow Allegheny Mineral Corporation to surface mine 252 acres of Vanport Limestone, with incidental coal removal o  more

Pa. Department of Environmental Protection to Hold Public Hearing on Draft Air Quality Plan Approvals for Existing Facility in Delaware County
NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania, March 3 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: * * * - Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals, L.P. Draft Plan Approval No. 23-0119E, 23-0119J * * * The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public hearing to receive comments from the public regarding its intent to issue two draft Air Quality Plan Approvals to Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals, L.P. (SPMT) for the Marcus Hook I  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Administration Awards $1 Million in Grants to Help Veterans Overcome Substance Use Disorder
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 3 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Governor Tom Wolf announced $1 million in federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant funding to programs offering supportive services to veterans suffering from opioid use disorder and their families. The grants are part of the $55.9 million SAMSHA grant secured by the Wolf Administration to bolster the state's response to the prescription opioid and heroi  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Administration Confirms Two Presumptive Positive Cases of COVID-19
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 7 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Governor Tom Wolf confirmed the first two presumptive positive cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania and reminded residents that the commonwealth is prepared to respond to community spread of this virus. "We anticipated this very scenario and have been preparing for Pennsylvanians to become impacted by this virus," Governor Wolf said. "This is not the first rapidly-spread  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Administration: Historic Foundry Expands in Columbia County
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 6 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release on March 5: Governor Tom Wolf announced that Benton Foundry, Inc., an iron casting company, will expand its operations and production capacity at its facility in Benton, Columbia County, which will support the combined retention and creation of 304 full-time jobs. "It's special to not only witness but support a company that has been a staple in Northeast Pennsylvania as it continues to grow,"   more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Highlights Efforts to Improve Workforce Development in Pennsylvania, Cuts Ribbon on Northeast Philadelphia Workforce Development Center
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 6 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release on March 5: Governor Tom Wolf helped cut the ribbon on Toben Center, Northeast Philadelphia's first comprehensive workforce development center. He was joined by Sen. Christine Tartaglione, Rep. Jared Solomon and representatives from Toben Center tenants PhillyWorks, Harcum College, and Northeast Learning Center to celebrate this new piece of workforce development, which builds upon programs alr  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf Signs COVID-19 Disaster Declaration to Provide Increased Support for State Response
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 7 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Following a press conference announcing the first two presumptive positive cases of coronavirus, known as COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf signed an emergency disaster declaration to provide increased support to state agencies involved in the response to the virus. "It's imperative that we continue to respond quickly and accurately to the coronavirus and its introduction into Pennsylvania," Gov. W  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf: Modern Science Education Standards and PAsmart Will Prepare Students for Good Careers in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 4 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Governor Tom Wolf thanked educators, parents and businesses for sharing their input on modernizing the state's science education standards which determine how science is taught in schools. The governor also discussed his groundbreaking PAsmart initiative which has invested $40 million in science and technology education. "Science is increasingly part of our everyday education, work, and lives  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf: Nellie Bly Scholarship Program Will Help at Least 25,000 Students Afford College
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 5 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release on March 4: Governor Tom Wolf is visiting Kutztown University and East Stroudsburg University to discuss how his innovative Nellie Bly Scholarship Program would help at least 25,000 students in the state's university system achieve their dream of earning a college degree while graduating with less debt and building lives in Pennsylvania. The visits are part of the governor's tour of all 14 stat  more

Pa. Gov. Wolf: Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority Awards Funding to Support Business Expansion and Job Creation in Six Counties
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 5 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release on March 4: Governor Tom Wolf announced six new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will support businesses in the purchase of new technology, equipment, real estate, and building construction costs, and the creation of new full-time jobs across the commonwealth. "The businesses that were awarded funding today will expand their oper  more

Pa. State Sen. Dinniman: Historical Marker Approved for Church Famous for Civil Rights Battle
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 5 -- The Pennsylvania Senate Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Sen. Andy Dinniman: Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church will get a historical marker from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) for its central role in the "Berwyn School Segregation Case," a historic battle for civil rights in the early 1930s, state Senator Andy Dinniman announced. The PHMC, of which Dinniman is a member, a  more

Pa. State Sen. Iovino Announces Bipartisan Legislation to Extend Financial Relief Program for PA Veterans & Families
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 3 -- The Pennsylvania Senate Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Sen. Pam Iovino, D - Allegheny & Washington: Senator Pam Iovino (D - Allegheny & Washington) announced that she will soon be introducing bipartisan legislation to indefinitely extend the Military Family Relief Assistance Program (MFRAP), which provides grants of up to $3,500 to Pennsylvania veterans, servicemembers, and their immediate families experiencing ha  more

Pa. State Sen. Lindsey Williams Releases Expense Reimbursement Reports From December 2018 - March 2020
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 6 -- The Pennsylvania Senate Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Sen. Lindsey M. Williams: Senator Lindsey M. Williams has released a full reporting of expense reimbursement reports for herself and her staff on her website, www.senatorlindseywilliams.com/expenses. These reports cover her entire time in office, from December 1, 2018 through March 4, 2020. The only redacted information in the reports are the home addresses of  more

Pa. State Sen. Williams Joins Elected Officials to Stand Against Supervised Injection Sites Without Community Approval
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 4 -- The Pennsylvania Senate Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Sen. Anthony H. Williams, D- Delaware/Philadelphia: Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D- Delaware/Philadelphia) was joined by a number of elected officials in Philadelphia yesterday at a press conference to stand against the opening of a supervised injection site in the city without community input. "I am proud to stand with state and local elected officials in sup  more

Penn State President Addresses Pa. Senate, House Appropriations Committees
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 4 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news on March 3: * * * - President underscores economic impact of University in commonwealth, and initiatives focused on improving access and affordability for Pa. residents * * * Penn State's focus on driving economic development in Pennsylvania and its ongoing work to provide pathways for success for students from across the commonwealth were among the topics discussed during annual appropriations heari  more

Penn State-Scranton: Biology Students Visit Defense Contractor Lockheed Martin for Research Project
DUNMORE, Pennsylvania, Feb. 27 -- Pennsylvania State University's Scranton Campus issued the following news: Is there a pronounced physical difference between wild and domesticated turkeys? Penn State Scranton biology majors Matthew Moran and Jordan Symonies are trying to answer that question - with a bit of assistance from defense contractor Lockheed Martin. As part of their research-oriented Biology 494 independent study course, Moran and Symonies, along with their instructors, Associate Pr  more

Penn State: Compartments Without Borders
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, March 4 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news: A new laboratory method allows researchers to create compartments within a liquid that, like drops of oil in water, are separate but have no physical barrier between them. The method could help researchers understand how human cells use similar "membraneless compartments" to segregate and concentrate components for important cellular processes, chemical reactions, or other biological functions. R  more

Penn State: High Energy Li-Ion Battery Is Safer for Electric Vehicles
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, March 5 [TNSenergyresearch] -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news: A lithium-ion battery that is safe, has high power and can last for 1 million miles has been developed by a team in Penn State's Battery and Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Center. Electric vehicle batteries typically require a tradeoff between safety and energy density. If the battery has high energy and power density, which is required for uphill driving or merging on the f  more

Penn State: Machine Sucks Up Tiny Tissue Spheroids, Prints Them Precisely
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, March 7 [TNSscientificresearch] -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news on March 6: A new method of bioprinting uses aspiration of tiny biologics such as spheroids, cells and tissue strands, to precisely place them in 3D patterns either on scaffolding or without to create artificial tissues with natural properties, according to Penn State researchers. "Tissue spheroids have been increasingly used as building blocks for fabrication of tissues, b  more

Pennsylvania Democratic Part Show Early 2020 Organizing Force With 'Back to Blue' Kickoffs In Bucks, Westmoreland Counties
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 3 -- The Pennsylvania Democratic Party issued the following news: On Saturday, February 29th, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party continued its statewide "Back to Blue" organizing tour with stops in Bucks and Westmoreland Counties. In Feasterville-Trevose, Governor Tom Wolf, PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro, and HD-18 Candidate Harold Hayes joined leading Bucks Democrats to rally local voters around the PA Dems' 2020 organizing strategy and kick off an afternoon of  more

Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairwoman Mills Issues Statement on Texas Vs. Azar Case
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 3 -- The Pennsylvania Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chairwoman Nancy Patton Mills after the Supreme Court announced that it would hear President Trump's Texas vs. Azar lawsuit that could dismantle the Affordable Care Act: "Time and again, Donald Trump has broken his promise to protect the health care of everyday Pennsylvanians. He already tried to repeal the ACA with no replacement, and now his lawsuit risks undermining the entire law this ye  more

Pennsylvania Democratic Party: Toomey Joins Trump at Town Hall While They Ration Coronavirus Vaccines for the Rich
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 6 -- The Pennsylvania Democratic Party issued the following news on March 5: Pat Toomey is joining President for a town hall in Scranton while the Trump administration is bungling the fight against the Coronavirus epidemic. Just earlier this week, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar even admitted that he couldn't assure that the vaccine would be affordable for all Americans. "Tonight Pat Toomey is standing with Donald Trump as his administration is g  more

Pennsylvania Department of Health Provides Update on Coronavirus, Testing Capability at State Lab
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 7 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued the following news release on March 6: The Pennsylvania Department of Health provided an update this afternoon on efforts to mitigate the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania. Since the update this morning, the state has begun to increase its capacity to test cases at the state lab in Exton from 25 to 150 per day. The increased capacity is another indicator of the state's preparedness to expedite tes  more

Pennsylvania Department of Health: Wolf Administration Announces Ability to Test for Coronavirus in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 5 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued the following news release: Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced that Pennsylvania now can test potential cases in the state public health laboratory in Exton and has increased its capacity to test approximately 25 specimens a day. "The ability to test for potential cases of COVID-19 at our state lab allows us to better protect Pennsylvanians," said Dr. Levine. "This is a very important step for us as   more

Pennsylvania Department of Health: Wolf Administration Updates Travel Guidance for Returning Travelers to Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 6 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued the following news release: Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine updated travel guidance for anyone who returned to Pennsylvania from countries with known COVID-19 outbreaks in the past 14 days. "If you arrived in Pennsylvania from China or Iran anytime during the outbreaks there, you will be notified by the department to stay home and practice social distancing for 14 days after travel," said Dr. Levine. "If yo  more

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Announces $7.75 Million in Grants to Improve Coordination of Health Care
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 6 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services issued the following news: Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller announced a Request for Applications (RFA) for $7.75 million in grants to health information organizations (HIOs) to improve care coordination for patients. The grants applications seek ways that HIOs can increase the number of health care providers as associated providers that electronically exchange health information to mak  more

Pennsylvania PUC Damage Prevention Committee Actions Announced Against Underground Facility Owners, Excavators and Project Owners
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 6 -- The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission issued the following news release: * * * - PUC to Livestream March 10 Meeting * * * A total of 240 disciplinary actions, including $110,575 in administrative penalties, have been taken against 90 underground facility owners, excavators and project owners in the latest enforcement actions by the Public Utility Commission's (PUC's) Damage Prevention Committee (DPC). These actions were taken during the DPC's Februar  more

Pennsylvania State Rep. Knowles Fights for Veterans, Volunteer Fire Companies
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 3 -- The Pennsylvania House Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Rep. Jerry Knowles, R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill: Legislation authored by Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) to eliminate a licensee surcharge only to national veterans' organizations and volunteer fire companies passed the House unanimously in January and is before the Senate Law and Justice Committee for consideration. "It is my hope that the comm  more

Pennsylvania State Rep. Warner: County Infrastructure Banks Could Boost Road, Bridge Upgrades
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 5 -- The Pennsylvania House Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Rep. Ryan Warner, R-Fayette/Westmoreland: Working to ensure the state's transportation infrastructure system can meet the growing needs of business and industry, as well as the traveling public, Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) has introduced legislation to provide another funding option for local governments to pursue road and bridge projects. Hous  more

Perelman School of Medicine: Newly Discovered Brain Response to Obesity Drug May Inform Future Treatments
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 5 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Penn researchers show how FDA-approved drug interacts with distinct set of neurons in the brain's "energy balance" system * * * The U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved drug liraglutide has been shown to help obese patients lose weight by suppressing their appetite. However, where and how the drug acts in the brain was not f  more

Perelman School of Medicine: Penn's Institute for Regenerative Medicine Establishes Global Award to Recognize Pioneers in Science and Medicine
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 7 -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release: The Institute for Regenerative Medicine (IRM) at the University of Pennsylvania has established a global award that will honor pioneers in science and medicine. The Elaine Redding Brinster Prize in Science or Medicine, which will be awarded annually starting in 2021, will recognize individuals who contributed foundational discoveries of exceptional scientific me  more

Perelman School of Medicine: Pennsylvania Hospital Names New Chair of Neurology
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 3 -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release: Lawrence R. Wechsler, MD, a leader in the field of vascular neurology, has been named chair of the department of Neurology at Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH)--part of the larger department of Neurology for the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), which is led by Frances E. Jensen, MD, chair of Neurology for the Health System. Effective March 1, 2020, in  more

Reed Smith's Mental Wellness Month Features #stopthestigma Campaign
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, March 4 -- Reed Smith, a law firm, issued the following news release: * * * - Firm seeks to eliminate stigma that prevents professionals from seeking mental health help * * * Multiple surveys of the legal profession over the past several years confirm what many in the industry already know: a significant number of legal professionals are affected by mental health and substance use issues, including depression, anxiety, problem drinking and drug use. A landmark study  more

SVC Professor Wins National Award for Billboard Design
LATROBE, Pennsylvania, March 5 -- Saint Vincent College issued the following news: A billboard designed by Saint Vincent College professor of art Ben Schachter has been chosen for the Emma Lazarus Art Award by the organization Combat Anti-Semitism. Ben SchachterThe inaugural Emma Lazarus Art Award recognizes artwork that creates iconic imagery that visually embodies the 21st-century movement to end anti-Semitism. The award is named in honor of Emma Lazarus, a 19th-century Jewish activist who a  more

Unisys Awarded International IT System Provider of Year - Highly Acclaimed by STAT Times International for Excellence in Air Cargo
BLUE BELL, Pennsylvania, March 4 -- Unisys issued the following news release on March. 03: * * * - Unisys solutions and services recognized for facilitation digital transformation across supply chain during the Air Cargo India Conference in Mumbai * * * Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) announced that it has been named "International IT Systems Provider of the Year - Highly Acclaimed" at the 2020 STAT Times International Awards for excellence in air cargo presented at the Air Cargo India confer  more

University of Pennsylvania: Curious Case of Ancient Bear Bones at Mississippi Dig Site
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 4 [TNSscientificresearch] -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: Penn and UNC Chapel Hill researchers theorize that the considerable black bear remains indicate an animal that was a food source and considered close kin to the people who lived there 1,300 years ago. It's not unusual to find animal bones like deer and fish at pre-contact Native American sites in the Lower Mississippi Valley. But what Penn archaeologist Megan Kassabaum wasn'  more

University of Pennsylvania: Ecuador's Vice President Talks Biodiversity Protection
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 3 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news: * * * - Vice President Otto Sonnenholzner spoke to a packed Perry World House about protecting the environment while balancing economic growth. * * * From banning plastic bags on the Galapagos Islands to coaching cattle farmers on how to preserve Amazon rainforest, Ecuador is working to preserve its environment while trying to help citizens improve their quality of life, said the country's vice p  more

University of Pennsylvania: With 'The Sacramento of Desire,' Julia Bloch Completes Personal Trilogy
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 4 -- The University of Pennsylvania issued the following news on March 3: The creative writing professor's most recent book of poetry focuses on her desire for making a family as a member of the queer community. She'd been through this before, with her two other books of poetry: that moment when the box from the publisher arrives. This time, however, the reaction for Julia Bloch was surprising, when she pulled back the cardboard flaps and saw the new stack of   more

University of Pittsburgh Bradford: Technology Developed by Faculty Member Fuels New Business
BRADFORD, Pennsylvania, Feb. 27 -- The University of Pittsburgh's Bradford Campus issued the following news release: * * * - Biodiesel refinery uses ultrasound and microwaves for greener processes * * * Imagine a working refinery that could fit in a space the size of a large house. That's what Chris Getty has built with his company AE Resources Inc. using technology developed by Dr. Matt Kropf, associate professor of energy science and technology at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.  more

University of Pittsburgh Commits to Carbon Neutrality
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, March 1 -- The University of Pittsburgh issued the following news release on Feb. 28: The University of Pittsburgh committed to become carbon neutral on the Pittsburgh campus by 2037, its 250th anniversary. Through partnerships, increased building and infrastructure efficiencies, expanded use of renewable energy sources and other measures, Pitt will build on the success of its ambitious Sustainability Plan and existing greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 22% between   more

University of Wisconsin Platteville: Chemistry Students to Present Research at State, National Levels
PLATTEVILLE, Wisconsin, March 6 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- The University of Wisconsin Platteville campus issued the following news: Four University of Wisconsin-Platteville chemistry students are preparing to present their undergraduate research, learning biochemistry the write way: applying writing-to-learn in STEM, at three different events across the country. Frances Tempesta, Michael Schneider, Hannah Frank and RevaLu Ronnfeldt will showcase their work at the 17th annual Research in the Rot  more

Vishay Intertechnology Ultra Precision Thin Film Flat Chip Resistors Available in Additional Space-Saving Size
MALVERN, Pennsylvania, March 3 -- Vishay Intertechnology issued the following news release: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) announced that the company has extended its TNPU e3 series of Automotive Grade ultra precision thin film flat chip resistors with a new space-saving component in the compact 0402 case size. Offering excellent long term stability -- for example, permitted maximum resistance change 0.05 % for 1000 hours at rated power P70 -- the Vishay Draloric TNPU e3 series combi  more

Wabtec to Webcast Its Investor Conference on March 10
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, March 6 -- Wabtec, a provider of technology-based products and services for rail and industrial markets, issued the following news release: Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) announced it is transitioning its scheduled 2020 Investor Conference to a webcast format. The online conference with investors and analysts will take place on Tuesday, March 10 at 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Eastern. The event will highlight Wabtec's business innovation strategy and financial outlook for 202  more